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Re: [IP] RE:closed diabetes programs



Barb,
They are loosing an invaluable resource!  I wish we could convince them
otherwise!  I hope things improve.

Ruth

email @ redacted wrote:

> >Joslin centers in New Jersy  have been closed, except for
> > Livingston which will be closed eventually<
>
> I don't know what problems they are having in NJ, but our program in WV has
> been downsized...my position is eliminated (and I coordinated the pump
> program). Three people out of 8 remain.Two of those are pump trainers. The
> new proposed Health Care Finance Administration rules and regs are driving a
> lot of progams out of business...prematurely, in my opinion...if you haven't
> had a chance to talk to your US Congress person about this..it is too late, I
> am told. I also heard that the program with Dr. Bode in Georgia was no longer
> supported by the hospital where it was located and they have moved their
> practice to another location. I am moving to Delaware, but do not know what I
> will be doing. So, many of us are in sinking boats. I don't know if private
> practice will pay, but insurance companies and Medicare are beginning to pay
> less and less.
> Barbara B.
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